Examples of Quantitative Data Processing in International Relations

  • Simon Hug
Part of the The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy book series (SPIRP)


Quantitative methods are increasingly used in research on international relations. The present chapter documents this increased use and highlights with three examples how such methods allow to address important research questions in international relations. In addition, it emphasizes that the use of these methods relies on various assumptions that are quite explicit, many of which are also necessary to use qualitative methods to make causal inferences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Hug
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  1. 1.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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